Whole30 update + last week’s workouts

September 19, 2016

Heyyyyy. Yep. It’s Monday. The weekend goes so fast, doesn’t it? Ours was pretty low key. Lots of time outside. Some workouts, including Orangetheory, plus lots of meal prep. One thing about Whole30 is you really need to be ready to spend lots of time in the kitchen prepping food. This isn’t as easy for me to do with two littles under foot. But I do what I can!


I’m feeling pretty great on Whole30. I’m now at the half way point *insert hallelujah hands emoji* and I’m starting the countdown. I recently gave an update on my first week so I thought I’d share how I felt in my second week. Days 8 – 10 were the toughest for me from a physical stand point. I felt really low energy, especially mid afternoon. I usually perk up after I get my lunchtime workout in, but I felt myself crashing around 3 pm. And the tendonitis in my foot also flared up which was bothersome. Luckily, it has since calmed down. I also had some annoying breakouts on my chest and back which I NEVER have, but it could have been due to the heat and humidity around here.


Fortunately, I feel like I’m over the hump now and I’m back to high energy and a good spirit.


Here are some of the positive things I’ve noticed:

  • I feel much less bloated and uncomfortable after my meals.
  • Sleep. has. been. awesome. Hit the pillow and sleep around 8 hours per night.
  • My mood has been great. I’ve been able to focus and feel fresh at work.
  • Around day 11 my energy picked up again and I am feeling great.


Things I miss:

Wine. WINE. I’m not sure if this is a parent thing or a just a life thing, but I really look forward to a glass of wine at the end of the day. It helps me relax and close out the day. I’m not gonna lie, I miss having wine the most. Ha Ha!


Dessert. I enjoy having something sweet and settling in with Netflix after the girls have gone to bed. Dark chocolate, a handful of trail mix, or some Paleo-ish sweet. I guess it’s good to break that routine of always wanting a sweet, but I still find myself having fruit and nut butter most nights.


Peanut butter. Because peanut butter.


Recent Whole30 eats:

My meals in week two were really tasty. Most mornings I had either eggs or chia pudding. Lunches were usually a salad with protein, and my dinners were a mixed bag. All really good.



Chia pudding mixed with 1/2 sweet potato and crushed raspberries, topped with coconut and almond butter.

A Fit Mess

Fried eggs with sauteed asparagus and peppers on the side.

A Fit Mess

More eggs. These were topped with sun-dried tomatoes in oil. Sweet potato, tomatoes, and raspberries on the side. I ate eggs A LOT last week. We went through three cartons in our house. OOPS.




Chicken thighs made in the crockpot plus steamed broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes. Strawberries on the side.

chicken thighs

Leftover salad from lunch meeting out, topped with chicken thighs, cooked veggies, and nuts. I also added avocado after this photo was taken.

A Fit Mess

Turkey chili mixed with spinach and served over roasted spaghetti squash. Apple on the side.

A Fit Mess


Paleo turkey meatballs over zucchini noodles. OH MY SO GOOD.

A Fit Mess

Baked chicken sausage over greens.

A Fit Mess

Turkey burger with roasted brussel sprouts and asparagus on the side. I also had a slice of the almond flour crust pizza that Matt made. It was okay, but not as good as his usual batch. It was made with W30 approved ingredients, however, I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to eat replacement items like pizza. 🙂

A Fit Mess



Last week’s workouts


Monday – upper body

2 rounds – triple sets

  • 15 reverse bicep curls
  • 15 standing tricep extensions
  • 15 upright rows


3 rounds – triple sets

  • 15 rope hammer curls (cable should be level with your feet/shins)
  • 15 tricep extensions with rope (cable should be up high)
  • 15 rope face pulls (cable level with face)


3 rounds – triple sets

  • 15 alternative bicep curls
  • 15 overhead tricep extensions
  • 15 lateral raises


3 rounds – triple sets

  • 15 plate hammer curls (I used a 25 lb. plate for all three movements)
  • 15 plate overhead extensions
  • 15 plate front raises



3 mile run


1 hour walk with girls (@ a toddler’s pace)



Friday – upper body

incline dumbbell press 3 x 12

standing shoulder press 3 x 12

Then complete 3 rounds of each super and giant set with no rest in between


  • 12 one arm overhead press (other hand on wall)
  • 15 kettle bell swings (I used a 30 lb. KB, but could have gone heavier)
  • 20 lying leg raises


  • 15 lateral raises
  • 15 upright rows
  • 15 v-ups


  • 12 overhead tricep pullover
  • 12 push ups
  • 24 dead bugs





Hot yoga 90 minutes


How was your weekend? Any September Whole30’ers out there?

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